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NAMM '14 - Fargen Amps Townhouse 20, Jazz Custom SE & High Gain Classic Limited Edition Demos

March 6, 2014
See and hear amp-builder Ben Fargen's first combo amp and learn about two more of his newest heads.
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GALLERY: 2014 NAMM Day 4

January 26, 2014
Check out the latest and greatest gear from the final day of the 2014 Winter NAMM show.
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Fargen Amps Launches New 2014 Product Line

January 15, 2014
The new lineup includes the High Gain Classic 50, Fargen Townhouse 20, and Jazz Custom SE.
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Fargen Amps Releases Two Custom Shop Amp Models

December 19, 2013
The Custom 20 is based on vintage brownface sounds and the 1959 Lead & Plexi is aimed at tones from the sixties.
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Fargen Amplification Expands Its Custom Shop

October 30, 2013
Fargen expands its custom shop with new Hot Mods Do-It-Yourself (DIY) kits, and a high-end guitar accessories line.
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Fargen Blackbird VS2 Amp Review

August 2, 2013
The Blackbird draws inspiration from Fender’s blackface era (with much in common with the rare Vibroverb) and is an amazing platform for pedal-heavy rigs.
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Summer NAMM '13 - Fargen Amplification Townhouse

August 1, 2013
Visit the Fargen Amplification booth and learns more about their newest amp, the Townhouse.
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Fargen Unveils Townhouse Micro-Sized Amp

July 2, 2013
Fargen expands their micro-sized series with the Townhouse.
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Fargen Releases the Pete Anderson Tumbleweed Pedal

June 5, 2013
Fargen Amps have teamed up with Pete Anderson for the Tumbleweed boost/compressor pedal.
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Fargen Releases Third and Final John Lennon Amp

April 25, 2013
Fargen Amplification has introduced the third and final guitar amplifier model to complete its line of amps that pays homage to John Lennon.
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Fargen Amplification Announces John Lennon Signature Amp Line

December 11, 2012
The line launches with limited edition Artist and Imagine amps, followed later by a production version of the amps and two effects pedals.
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Fargen Amplification Introduces the Micro Plex Amp

October 16, 2012
Priced at $999 MSRP, the Micro Plex is Fargen’s first production amp available at an entry-level boutique price point.
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Fargen Retro Classic Amp Review

April 6, 2012
A handwired, 25-watt powerhouse that enables you to explore the tones of two classic Marshall circuits
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Video Review - Fargen Amps Retro Classic

April 5, 2012
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Fargen Amps Retro Classic guitar amp. The video review is a complementary piece to an already existing print review featured in the May 2012 issue of Premier Guitar and can be read online, in its entirety for free, here - .
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Fargen Amplification Introduces the Retro Classic

December 1, 2011
The Retro Classic is a unique design created to capture three different classic sounds, in one single channel 25 watt amplifier.
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Summer NAMM - Fargen Amps Mini Plex MKII,Duo-Tone

July 29, 2010
PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2010 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Fargen Amps booth. In this video, we get to check out two of Fargen's amps--the Mini Plex MKII and the AC Duo-Tone.

The Fargen Mini Plex MKII features English classic rock and high gain crunch tones. It pumps out quality tone on par with a 50 or 100 watt Marshall, and maintains this tone at apartment/bedroom levels.

The Mini Plex MKII hand-wired tube amplifier delivers high-energy, cranked tube amp tone at quiet volumes with a mixture of great tube amp design, world-class custom components, and the amazing Kevin O'Conner Power Scaling technology. The power scaling circuit uses voltage manipulation (think variac) to control output volume and power tube overdrives without cutting high-end frequencies like an attenuator does, and allows you to run the amp anywhere from 12 watts down to below a 1/2 watt for the ultimate low volume jamming experience.

The Mini Plex MKII captures all of your favorite British high gain and classic rock tones with the help of our patented "Decade Switch" technology. The Fargen "Decade Switch" gives you 3 different classic sounds/gain structures and morphs between 3 completely different classic British preamp circuits ... the JTM45, Plexi JMP and JCM 800. It features EL34/KT66 /KT77/6550/6L6/5881/6V6 ECT tubes.

This new Fargen design features two channels of English vibe that will cover any and all of your EL84 Brit-tone needs. It all starts with the V15 channel. With its complex jangle and chime, it rings out for days with the perfect simplicity you expect from a classic AC-Brit style tube amp. It then follows with the throaty roar of the M18 Channel -- the perfect opposite of the V15 Channel. The Fargen AC Duo-Tone simply covers more sonic ground than any other 2 x EL84 tube amp you have heard, modern or vintage.
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